Japchae(잡채) is a Korean dish cook with cellophane noodles(glass noodles) which is made from sweet potato starch(dangmyeon) mixed with sesame oil, soy sauce and a variety of vegetables or like the above with some meat such as "beef". In the past, this noodle is usually served at special occasions like weddings, birthdays and parties but now it is often served as a side dish(also known as "banchan") at some Korean restaurants.
Friendly speaking I am not a fan of Japchae/Glass Noodles and I remember I did not even pay much attention to it my Korea trip. But lately this Korean-style noodles kept flashing in my mind even since I watched the Korean drama known as "City Hunter(시티헌터 )" cast by Lee Min Ho(李民浩 ) and Park Min Young(樸敏英) where both of them loves to eat this dish in some of the scenes shown.
Korean Stir-fry Glass Noodles is quite similar to our Asian Stir-fry Cellophane noodles(炒东粉) but in a while Korean noodles are a bit thin in texture compared to ours. Personally I love their sweet and fragrant Japchae sauce which is mainly consists of light soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and minced garlic.
For those who can't get hold of this CJ Brand Japchae(韩式炒粉丝) that comes with pre-mixed Japchae sauce, you can use any other brand of Glass Noodle/Dangmyeon (about 30 - 35g) for this recipe. And as for sauce you can use this mixture shown below:-
KOREAN RICE CAKES WITH RAMEN NOODLES
Rabokki(라볶이)", or "Korean Rice Cakes with Ramen Noodles". Kamsahamnida(감사합니다, 좋은 주말 되세요)!